History and Culture of Mexico (HIST*3150) | College of Arts

History and Culture of Mexico (HIST*3150)

Code and section: HIST*3150*01

Term: Fall 2017

Instructor: Karen Racine


Course Synopsis:

This course will cover the history and culture of Mexico from its pre-Columbian civilizations to the present. Topics may include: Aztec and Mayan civilizations, Cortés and conquest, the Inquisition, nuns and convents, independence, the Mexican-American War and loss of Texas, the Alamo, the great Mexican Revolution, revolutionary artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, indigenismo, student revolts and the 1968 Olympics, and Zapatista movement in Chiapas.  Students have free choice of topic for their major research essay.

Typical Methods of Evaluation and Weights (may change):

In-class writing assignment #1    15%
In-class writing assignment #2    15%
Participation/ discussion  10%
Research Essay  30%
Final Exam  30%

Texts and/or Resources Required (may change):

W. Beezley, Mexico in World History
G. Joseph & T. Henderson, eds, The Mexico Reader
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, The Response/ La Respuesta


*Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.